'Devastated' 'Total shock' following discovery of bodies of mum and two kids at house in Ballinteer
A local councillor has said a close-knit community in a South Dublin housing estate is in “total shock” after the discovery of the bodies of a woman and two children.
Labour Councillor Peter O’Brien that he is absolutely "devastated" to learn of the tragedy that took place at the Llewellyn estate in Ballinteer this morning.
The young family are believed to have moved to Ireland a number of years ago had become an integral part of the local community.
And according to Cllr O’Brien, it is a testament to the community spirit that neighbours raised the alarm and alerted the gardai.
On arriving, officers forced their way into the house and found the bodies of a woman - believed to be a mother - and two children, a boy and a girl aged between six and 11.
The scene at the house in the southside suburb of the capital has been preserved and the State pathologist has been alerted.
“I am still in shock to be honest”, Councillor O’Brien told the Sunday World.
“The estate would have second generation families, a lot of young families and some elderly people.
“There has never been any antisocial element to it.
“As an estate it is a well-established, well settled and is a well looked after estate.
“I have just found out and it is unbelievable.
“It shows the community spirit of the area that it was the neighbours that raised the alarm. They looked out for each other; I am devastated.
“I haven't heard of any issues in the area lately and I know it is a cliché but the community is devastated.”